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HAZMAT Guide for First Responders

HAZMAT Guide for First Responders

  • Author: Michael L. Madigan
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1351863126
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 352
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The goal of this book is to help train hazmat response teams and other responders in disaster training, techniques, and planning.The book will also help define and sharpen training plans and assumptions. Focusing on lessons learned from real-world experiences during actual disasters, the book will help to establish a well-trained professional 1st responder, individuals, and teams. Such lessons are emphasized so that planners and responders learn to anticipate how their community is likely to react under real disaster conditions, and plan accordingly.

Emergency Response Guidebook

Emergency Response Guidebook

  • Author: U.S. Department of Transportation,
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • ISBN: 1510726209
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 400
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If you came upon an overturned truck on the highway that was leaking, would you be able to identify if it was hazardous and know what steps to take? Does the identification number 60 indicate a toxic substance or a flammable solid, in the molten state at an elevated temperature? Does the identification number 1035 indicate ethane or butane? What is the difference between natural gas transmission pipelines and natural gas distribution pipelines? Questions like these and more are answered in the 2016 update of the Emergency Response Guidebook. Learn how to identify symbols for vehicles carrying toxic, flammable, explosive, radioactive, or otherwise harmful substances and how to respond once an incident involving those substances has been identified. Always be prepared in situations that are unfamiliar and dangerous and know how to rectify them. Keeping this guide around at all times will ensure that, if you were to come upon a transportation situation involving hazardous substances or dangerous goods, you will be able to help keep others and yourself out of danger. With color-coded pages for quick and easy reference, this is the official manual used by first responders in the United States and Canada for transportation incidents involving dangerous goods or hazardous materials.

Hazardous materials guide for first responders

Hazardous materials guide for first responders

  • Author: United States Fire Administration,University of Louisville
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 562
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Hazardous Materials for First Responders

Hazardous Materials for First Responders

  • Author: Ifsta
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780132786041
  • Category:
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The 4th edition of Hazardous Materials for First Responders is written for emergency first responders who are mandated by law and/or called upon by necessity to prepare for and respond to hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents. It serves as a primary text for personnel seeking to meet the requirements of NFPA® 472, Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents (2008 edition) for Awareness-Level, Operations-Level, and Mission-Specific competencies. The purpose of this book is to provide first responders with the information they need to take appropriate initial actions at WMD incidents and hazardous materials spills or releases. Its scope is limited to giving detailed information about initial operations. Learning objectives are provided at the beginning of each chapter to assist the reader in focusing on the appropriate topic and knowledge and review questions are located at the end of each chapter. Skill sheets are provided at the end of many chapters to provide step-by-step instructions on how to perform crucial skills and activities. The book is divided into three parts designed to meet the competencies of NFPA® 472. The first three chapters address Awareness-Level competencies. The next four chapters address Operations core competencies. The last seven chapters address Mission-Specific competencies.

Emergency Response Guidebook

Emergency Response Guidebook

A Guidebook for First Responders during the Initial Phase of a Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials Transportation Incident

  • Author: U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1626363765
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 400
  • View: 7114
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Does the identification number 60 indicate a toxic substance or a flammable solid, in the molten state at an elevated temperature? Does the identification number 1035 indicate ethane or butane? What is the difference between natural gas transmission pipelines and natural gas distribution pipelines? If you came upon an overturned truck on the highway that was leaking, would you be able to identify if it was hazardous and know what steps to take? Questions like these and more are answered in the Emergency Response Guidebook. Learn how to identify symbols for and vehicles carrying toxic, flammable, explosive, radioactive, or otherwise harmful substances and how to respond once an incident involving those substances has been identified. Always be prepared in situations that are unfamiliar and dangerous and know how to rectify them. Keeping this guide around at all times will ensure that, if you were to come upon a transportation situation involving hazardous substances or dangerous goods, you will be able to help keep others and yourself out of danger. With color-coded pages for quick and easy reference, this is the official manual used by first responders in the United States and Canada for transportation incidents involving dangerous goods or hazardous materials.

2016 Emergency Response Guidebook

2016 Emergency Response Guidebook

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: United States Department of Transportation
  • ISBN: 9780160932151
  • Category:
  • Page: 372
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New 2016 edition now available. (NOTE: No further discounts for already reduced sale items) The official "Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)" is a guide for use by transporters, firefighters, police, and other emergency services personnel who may be the first to arrive at the scene of a transportation incident involving a hazardous material. It is used by first responders in (1) quickly identifying the specific or generic classification of the material(s) involved in the incident, and (2) protecting themselves and the general public during this initial response phase of the incident. The "ERG" is updated every three to four years to accommodate new products and technology. Other products pertaining to this topic include the following: National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training Program: Train-the-Trainer Guide can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/050-001-00347-3 U.S. Coast Guard Incident Management Handbook 2014 can be found at this link: http: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/050-012-00516-8?ctid=152 Airborne Hazards Related to Deployment can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-023-00154-5 NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards --print format ok) can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/017-033-00500-1 Army Chemical Review: The Professional Bulletin of the Chemical Corps --print journal subscription --sign up to subscribe to never miss an issue here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/708-067-00000-8?ctid= Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Transportation, Pt. 178-199, Revised as of October 1, 2015 can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/869-082-00220-4?ctid=604 Code of Federal Regulations, Title 44, Emergency Management and Assistance, Revised as of October 1, 2015 can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/869-082-00192-5?ctid=604 Hazardous Materials collection including CBRNE- related product resources can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/security-defense-law-enforcement/hazar... Emergency Management and First Responders collection can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/security-defense-law-enforcement/emerg..."

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations

  • Author: Rob Schnepp,International Association of Fire Chiefs,National Fire Protection Association
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN: 0763738727
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 432
  • View: 5784
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Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations meets and exceeds the requirements for Fire Fighter I and II certification and satisfies the core competencies for operations level responders including the eight mission-specific responsibilities for first responders within the 2008 Edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. Additionally, the material presented also exceeds the hazardous materials response requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The Common Sense Approach to Hazardous Materials

The Common Sense Approach to Hazardous Materials

  • Author: Frank L. Fire
  • Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
  • ISBN: 1593701942
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 591
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An accomplished author with decades of experience working in the plastics industry and teaching the chemistry of hazardous materials to emergency responders, Frank Fire has updated his book covering the basic approach to hazardous materials. In the new third edition, each chapter has been revised (where required) to reflect changes since the second edition was published. For example, each chemical mentioned whose volume or usage has changed has been updated, including their usage as a chemical warfare agent. A new chapter covers each class of chemical warfare agents. An excellent resource for emergency responders and those involved in departmental training programs or curriculum development.

Exam Prep

Exam Prep

Fire Department Safety Officer

  • Author: Ben A. Hirst,International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN: 9780763728465
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 106
  • View: 6942
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Designed to thoroughly prepare you for a Fire Department Safety Officer certification, promotion, or training examination.

First Responders Handbook

First Responders Handbook

An Introduction, Second Edition

  • Author: Michael L. Madigan
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1351612077
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 280
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The objective of this handbook is to make available in a quick reference form, the information to enhance and support the response capabilities of firefighters, emergency medical technicians, hazardous materials response teams, law enforcement officers, bomb squads, medical doctors and nurses, emergency managers, schools, and others. This handbook is dedicated and committed to disaster prevention, preparedness, readiness, response, mitigation and recovery efforts. This is an ideal book for newcomers to the field, and can be used for fast knowledge for application to any areas of response.

The First Responder’s Field Guide to Hazmat & Terrorism Emergency Response

The First Responder’s Field Guide to Hazmat & Terrorism Emergency Response

  • Author: Jill Levy
  • Publisher: Firebelle Productions
  • ISBN: 1783014334
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 576
  • View: 2801
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Have the contents of an entire hazardous materials and WMD first responder course at your fingertips when you need it most ... at an incident. This handy field guide covers most of the operational level first responder competencies identified in NFPA 472 and 473, with guidelines to help you recognize and safely manage any hazmat incident or WMD event. It’s the perfect companion to the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG). The information is organized into fourteen chapters: 1. The “Quick Reference Guide” contains a concise overview of your responsibilities as a first responder. 2. “Recognizing and Responding to a Hazmat/WMD Incident” has detailed explanations and guidelines on each of the tasks listed in Chapter 1. 3. “Labels, Placards, and Other Marking Systems” provides key points on each of the hazard classes and information on various other marking systems. 4. “Container Recognition” provides clues about the types of products found in various containers and how these containers behave in an emergency. Look at both the general information about the type of container (nonbulk package, cargo tank, rail car, etc.) and specific information about the particular container(s) in question. 5. “Assessing the Hazards” contains information on how hazardous materials cause harm, toxicological terms and exposure limits, properties of flammable liquids, chemical and physical properties, and guidelines for dealing with special hazmat situations. 6. “Medical Management of Hazmat Exposures” has information on the risk of secondary contamination, patient decon, triage, health effects of hazardous materials commonly encountered, EMS treatment protocols, and medical support of hazmat response personnel. 7. “Introduction to Terrorism” provides information on distinguishing a terrorist event from an accident and distinguishing between chemical and biological warfare agents. 8. “Explosives Incidents” has information on how to recognize common explosives and initiation devices and guidelines on what to do upon discovery of a device or after detonation of an explosive. 9. “Chemical Warfare Agents” has general information on how to deal with incidents involving chemical warfare agents, as well as more detailed information on nerve agents, blister agents, blood agents, choking agents, and riot control agents. 10. “Biological Warfare Agents” provides general information on dealing with incidents involving biological warfare agents, as well as more detailed information on specific biological agents. 11. “Nuclear Events” has information on dealing with incidents (intentional or accidental) involving radioactive materials. 12. “Tactical Considerations” provides more information on defensive options and the use of foam. 13. “Additional Considerations” includes guidelines on dealing with the media, minimizing liability, developing protective action messages, preserving evidence, and dealing with children. 14. “Resources for Information and Assistance” provides information on various agencies that can help you manage a hazmat incident or terrorist event. Five previous editions were released in print form. The book was updated for this 2014 eBook edition.

HazMat Data

HazMat Data

For First Response, Transportation, Storage, and Security

  • Author: Richard P. Pohanish
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0471726109
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1263
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The HazMat Data, 2nd Edition provides a detailed reference for emergency responders and people who transport chemicals. Considering the events of September 11, the book is especially oriented toward first responder and emergency management personnel. Additions to this new Second Edition include Spanish language synonyms for all entries, and an increased overall number of synonyms. New to this edition is information on chemical warfare (CW) agents and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)-nerve gasses, blister agents/vesicants, "blood agents," choking/pulmonary agents, and crowd-control agents (tear gasses, pepper sprays, etc.)-that might be used as weapons of terrorism. It clearly explains symptoms of exposure and appropriate treatment for the exposure when available, and describes what to do in an emergency situation. The book also gives the NFPA hazard classifications, as well as chemical hazard class information. Newly updated, The HazMat Data, 2nd Editio provides a comprehensive, up-to-date summary of this vital information.

Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident with Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident with Navigate 2 Advantage Access

  • Author: Noll
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN: 1284170438
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 510
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A Complete Training Solution for Hazardous Materials Technicians and Incident Commanders! In 1982, the authors Mike Hildebrand and Greg Noll, along with Jimmy Yvorra, first introduced the concept of the Eight-Step Process© for managing hazardous materials (hazmat) incidents when their highly regarded manual, Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident was published. Now in its revised fourth edition, this text is widely used by fire fighters, hazmat teams, bomb squads, industrial emergency response teams, and other emergency responders who may manage unplanned hazardous materials incidents. As a result of changing government regulations and consensus standards, as well as the need for terrorism response training, Mr. Noll and Mr. Hildebrand have modified and refined their process of managing hazmat incidents and added enhanced content, tips, case studies, and detailed charts and tables. The Revised Fourth Edition contains comprehensive content covering: • Hazard assessment and risk evaluation • Identifying the problem and implementing the response plan • Hazardous materials properties and effects • Identifying and coordinating resources • Decontamination procedures • The Eight-Step Process© • Personal protective equipment selection • Procedures for terminating the incident The Revised Fourth Edition’s dynamic features include: • NFPA 1072 and 472 Correlation Guide for the Hazardous Materials Technician and Hazardous Materials Incident Commander levels • Correlation matrix to the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Bachelor’s (Non-Core) Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials Course (C0274) • Realistic, detailed case studies • Practical, step-by-step skill drills • Important hazardous materials technician and safety tips Also available to support Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident, Fourth Edition: • Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident, Fourth Edition Field Operations Guide • Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident, Fourth Edition Student Workbook • Navigate TestPrep: Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident • Hazardous Materials: Awareness and Operations, Third Editio

Hazardous Materials Incidents

Hazardous Materials Incidents

Surviving the Initial Response

  • Author: Steven M. DeLisi
  • Publisher: PennWell Books
  • ISBN: 1593700717
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 259
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First responders who arrive on scene of a hazardous materials incident may be assigned to an engine, ladder truck, rescue, or ambulance with very little sophisticated HAZMAT equipment. Despite these limitations, their actions during the initial response will often set the stage for the success or failure of the entire event. Many incidents start out as minor “routine” events that suddenly escalate when something goes terribly wrong. Perhaps first responders did not anticipate the involvement of hazardous materials in a response to a rear-end collision involving two passenger vehicles, an EMS call at a residence for difficulty breathing, or a trash fire. That is until it was too late! First responders, despite their best intentions, can quickly become part of any hazardous materials problem. The results can be first responders who are killed or seriously injured, or those who suffer devastating illnesses years after exposure to a hazardous material. Even if you have hours of training on hazardous materials response, this book will provide every reader with… • Practical advice based on the real-life experiences of first responders • A one-stop source on topics such as atmospheric monitors and class B foam • Steps to managing “routine” incidents to prevent them from becoming disasters • Limitations of federal hazardous materials regulations you need to know • Real-world examples of first responders who won (or lost) the battle with hazardous materials First responders who arrive on scene of a hazardous materials incident may be assigned to an engine, ladder truck, rescue, or ambulance with very little sophisticated HAZMAT equipment. Despite these limitations, their actions during the initial response will often set the stage for the success or failure of the entire event. Many incidents start out as minor “routine” events that suddenly escalate when something goes terribly wrong. Perhaps first responders did not anticipate the involvement of hazardous materials in a response to a rear-end collision involving two passenger vehicles, an EMS call at a residence for difficulty breathing, or a trash fire. That is until it was too late! First responders, despite their best intentions, can quickly become part of any hazardous materials problem. The results can be first responders who are killed or seriously injured, or those who suffer devastating illnesses years after exposure to a hazardous material. Even if you have hours of training on hazardous materials response, this book will provide every reader with… • Practical advice based on the real-life experiences of first responders • A one-stop source on topics such as atmospheric monitors and class B foam • Steps to managing “routine” incidents to prevent them from becoming disasters • Limitations of federal hazardous materials regulations you need to know • Real-world examples of first responders who won (or lost) the battle with hazardous materials

Hazardous Materials for EMS

Hazardous Materials for EMS

Practices and Procedures

  • Author: Phillip L. Currance,Alvin C. Bronstein
  • Publisher: Year Book Medical Pub
  • ISBN: 9780815119845
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 219
  • View: 5349
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Due to OSHA and EPA regulations, emergency responders who come in contact with hazardous materials must have hazardous material training. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS FOR EMS Practices and Procedures is the most practical, up-to-date training text in hazardous materials. This useful resource gives a pragmatic view of all arenas of EMS and hazardous materials incidents and accidents. The text includes hazardous materials behaviors, recognition of hazardous materials, assessment, personal protective equipment, decontamination, physiologic factors of inhalation, triage, treatment, and patient transport. It's the only text needed to offer a complete hazmat education and training program for EMS providers. Provides 30 illustrations and 100 photographs of common hazardous materials placards, command incident charts and graphs, and various pieces of equipment so students become familiar with the equipment and communications in the field, allowing for easy identification of certain hazards. Includes case studies in every chapter to present real-world scenarios, encouraging group interaction and application of material learned. Contains objectives, summaries and review questions to help students focus on and retain important material in the chapter. Includes the training directives from NFPA 473 and the Advanced Cardiac Life Support protocols as they pertain to hazardous materials to help emergency personnel understand the system in which they are training. Provides all of the pertinent hazmat information covering the awareness and operations levels, and parts of the technician level training specific to emergency responders. Features a supplemental instructor's manual that includes lesson plans, quizzes, case studies and more.

Guide for All-Hazard Emergency Operations Planning

Guide for All-Hazard Emergency Operations Planning

  • Author: Goss
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780788148293
  • Category:
  • Page: 264
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Meant to aid State & local emergency managers in their efforts to develop & maintain a viable all-hazard emergency operations plan. This guide clarifies the preparedness, response, & short-term recovery planning elements that warrant inclusion in emergency operations plans. It offers the best judgment & recommendations on how to deal with the entire planning process -- from forming a planning team to writing the plan. Specific topics of discussion include: preliminary considerations, the planning process, emergency operations plan format, basic plan content, functional annex content, hazard-unique planning, & linking Federal & State operations.

Exam Prep: Hazardous Materials Technician

Exam Prep: Hazardous Materials Technician

Hazardous Materials Technician

  • Author: Dr. Ben Hirst Performance Training Systems
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 1449686125
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 160
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Your exam performance will improve after using this system! Exam Prep: Hazardous Materials Technician, Second Edition is designed to thoroughly prepare you for a Hazardous Materials Technician certification, promotion, or training examination by including the same type of multiple-choice questions you are likely to encounter on the actual exam. To help improve examination scores, this preparation guide follows Performance Training Systems, Inc.'s Systematic Approach to Examination Preparation. Exam Prep: Hazardous Materials Technician, Second Edition is written by fire personnel explicitly for fire personnel, and all content has been verified with the latest reference materials and by a technical review committee. Benefits of the Systematic Approach to Examination Preparation include: Emphasizing areas of weakness Providing immediate feedback Learning material through context and association Exam Prep: Hazardous Materials Technician, Second Edition includes: Practice Hazardous Material Technician examinations Self-scoring guide with page references for further study Winning test-taking tips and helpful hints Coverage of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, 2008 Edition.

Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management

Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management

  • Author: Nicolas A. Valcik,Paul E. Tracy
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315459353
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 364
  • View: 5484
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Designed to enable practitioners and students to evaluate a variety of real-life emergencies from every angle, this new edition of Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management provides clear, thorough, step-by-step descriptions of more than 50 major disasters or emergencies. Arranged chronologically, the case studies involve incidents from around the globe, with topics including natural disasters, industrial accidents, epidemics, and terrorist attacks. A series of questions throughout each case study encourages the reader to think critically about the problem at hand, to select a course of action, and to then see the results of the decisions that were made.? This hands-on approach invites practitioners and students to apply learned theoretical emergency management techniques in a safe test environment. Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management, 2e provides readers with the most modern and current case studies in disaster response and emergency management and can be used in group project settings, as individual homework assignments in training courses for first responders, law enforcement, and government employees, or to complement existing emergency management textbooks in Public Administration, Public Management, and Public Affairs programs.?

Rescuing Providence

Rescuing Providence

  • Author: Michael Morse
  • Publisher: Post Hill Press
  • ISBN: 1618687980
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 123
  • View: 6966
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Former EMT and firefighter Michael Morse takes you along for the ride as he and his fellow officers respond to 24 emergency calls in a 34-hour period. Rescuing Providence is a fascinating glimpse into the daily lives of the people who do a critical job that is often dangerous, sometimes thankless, but ultimately rewarding.

Hazardous Materials Chemistry

Hazardous Materials Chemistry

Field Operations Guide

  • Author: Armando S. Bevelacqua
  • Publisher: Delmar Pub
  • ISBN: 9781401880903
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 96
  • View: 3397
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New to the second edition of Hazardous Materials Chemistry, the Field Operations Guide offers firefighters working in the field a reference for quickly identifying and responding to hazardous materials. By translating the classroom training into response in the field, responders can assist in critical decision-making at the scene of the incident using vital information, reference tables and figures drawn from the book - making this a valuable resource for any hazardous materials responder.